Posted in American Countryside South Dakota

The Pink Castle

It’s known as the “Pink Castle.”  You’d be surprised how many notable figures passed through these halls and the importance the home and family living…

Continue Reading...
Posted in American Countryside South Dakota

Putting Stakes in the Ground

They built their home so far from civilization, they put stakes in the ground so they could find their way back.  They stayed and created…

Continue Reading...
Posted in American Countryside South Dakota

The Rapid City Flood of 1972

Today it is a peaceful park, with plenty of green open spaces.  Turn back to the clock to the early 1970s and this area looked…

Continue Reading...
Posted in American Countryside South Dakota

The Safety of Early Astronauts

Imagine current day astronauts heading down to the local high school to get a couple of football helmets to wear for safety on a trip…

Continue Reading...
Posted in American Countryside South Dakota

The Birthplace of the American Space Program

What state do you associate with the birth of the American space program?  Did you say South Dakota?  I’ll tell you why it might be…

Continue Reading...
Posted in American Countryside South Dakota

History and Heritage

There was a time when one’s heritage and culture was repressed in school.  As time passed, many places realized that it was important not to…

Continue Reading...
Posted in American Countryside South Dakota

A Museum That Share the Heritage of Its People

This museum tells of the heritage of a people…but one of the most striking things to me is the ability to make something out of…

Continue Reading...
Posted in American Countryside South Dakota

Inside A Silo

You can find plenty of silos in South Dakota, but there are only two of this type still around.  We’ll take you to a silo…

Continue Reading...
Posted in American Countryside South Dakota

The Cold War

When the Soviet Union launched Sputnik into space in the late 1950s, it put the U.S. on notice that the realm of outer space was…

Continue Reading...
Posted in American Countryside South Dakota

The Other Minutemen

The first minutemen where the soldiers at Lexington and Concord – those who fired those shots heard ‘round the world.  About two centuries later there…

Continue Reading...
Posted in American Countryside South Dakota

A Community Valuing Those Who Passed Through

It was a tremendous meal that had to be prepared, every day, for about three years.  And it was all provided free of charge by…

Continue Reading...
Posted in American Countryside South Dakota

A Stop in Aberdeen, South Dakota

When the Unites States when to war in the 1940, thousands of troops began to criss-cross the country headed to Europe or perhaps headed west…

Continue Reading...
Posted in American Countryside South Dakota

The Carousel City

Bob Ketterling never set out to be famous or have others recognize his deeds.  He just wanted to do something nice for his community.  But…

Continue Reading...
Posted in American Countryside South Dakota

Bob Had a Secret

Bob had a secret.  Not a bad secret, but a secret nonetheless from his childhood.  When his wife learned what it was, she found crowds…

Continue Reading...
Posted in American Countryside South Dakota

An Unusual Museum

When you pull up to this small building, you may be surprised to learn that people are making detours just to see what’s inside.  In…

Continue Reading...
Posted in American Countryside South Dakota

Knowledgeable About Vinegar

It’s a product you can find named in the Bible and in ancient texts.  However, it’s something that is familiar yet unknown to most of…

Continue Reading...
Posted in American Countryside South Dakota

Putting the Town on the Map

Lawrence Diggs is not you average citizen.  If he seemed out-of-place here, he certainly wasn’t for long as the residents of this community of under…

Continue Reading...
Posted in American Countryside South Dakota

Poker Alice

She was simply known as Poker Alice.  She was an expert card player who used to begin each game by proclaiming, ““Praise the Lord and…

Continue Reading...
Posted in American Countryside South Dakota

Rapid City’s Historical Museum

Today we say hello to our listeners on KOTA in Rapid City, South Dakota.  Residents there know of an amazing local museum that tells the…

Continue Reading...
Posted in American Countryside South Dakota

The Discovery of Black Hills Gold

Perhaps you’ve heard of Black Hills gold.  Its discovery rapidly changed life in today’s western South Dakota… SharePrintEmail

Continue Reading...